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  1. Posts : 130
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
       #1

    Documents Not Accessible


    Under the libraries area there are some folders that won't open.
    I moved some from another computer but now can't access them, I'm the only one with an login on this computer.
    Here's one of the paths that won't let me in:
    C:\Users\GZ\Documents\My Videos

    I have other folders too with the same problem.
    On Windows ME I could change anything I wanted, even system files.

    I'd like to open all files if I want, I tried to do something with permissions but don't want to cause problems.

    I'm moving from Windows ME to Windows 7 so a lot has changed.
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  2. Posts : 589
    Windows 7 ultimate X64
       #2

    Try this tutorial- Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
    Also see- Take Ownership Shortcut
    Hope this helps
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  3. Posts : 2,039
    Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
       #3

    If you have copied files from the internet or another computer you may need to unblock them;



    Also, please read this;

    Windows 7 File Permissions are too hard for me to figure out.

    Regards....Mike Connor
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  4. Posts : 130
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks, I'll read up on those.
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  5. Posts : 130
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Not sure who I am here. :)

    I have:
    Administrators(GZ-PC\Administrators)

    And

    GZ(GZ-PC\GZ)

    Which one should be changed?

    I did change to both of them, one at a time, as the folder was owned by system but didn't work out.
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  6. Posts : 5,642
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       #6

    Nooooo stop! STOP!!!! Do not mess with those junctions.
    C:\User\[username]\Videos has your files!!!!

    Any folder in your user directory that denies access is not a folder!!!
    Windows 7 is not Windows ME, forget everything you know about Windows.
    You are on a completely different system then what was Windows ME.
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  7. Posts : 130
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
    Thread Starter
       #7

    logicearth said:
    Nooooo stop! STOP!!!! Do not mess with those junctions.
    C:\User\[username]\Videos has your files!!!!

    Any folder in your user directory that denies access is not a folder!!!
    Windows 7 is not Windows ME, forget everything you know about Windows.
    You are on a completely different system then what was Windows ME.
    OK, I did change quite a few things but then changed back what I could remember, thanks.
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  8. Posts : 2,039
    Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
       #8

    George1 said:
    logicearth said:
    Nooooo stop! STOP!!!! Do not mess with those junctions.
    C:\User\[username]\Videos has your files!!!!

    Any folder in your user directory that denies access is not a folder!!!
    Windows 7 is not Windows ME, forget everything you know about Windows.
    You are on a completely different system then what was Windows ME.
    OK, I did change quite a few things but then changed back what I could remember, thanks.

    You might be OK.

    If you alter junctions in any way you will make your system unusable. Keep away from virtual folders in your system drive. There is no data in them, they are basically only data indices, which point to where the data actually is. If you change permissions or "take ownership" or anything like that, it will have disastrous consequences.

    Regards....Mike Connor
    Last edited by Mike Connor; 06 Apr 2011 at 22:28. Reason: Typo
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  9. Posts : 130
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Mike Connor said:
    George1 said:
    logicearth said:
    Nooooo stop! STOP!!!! Do not mess with those junctions.
    C:\User\[username]\Videos has your files!!!!

    Any folder in your user directory that denies access is not a folder!!!
    Windows 7 is not Windows ME, forget everything you know about Windows.
    You are on a completely different system then what was Windows ME.
    OK, I did change quite a few things but then changed back what I could remember, thanks.

    You might be OK.

    If you alter junctions in any way you will make your system unusable. keep away from virtual folders in your system drive. There is no data in them, they are basically only data indices, which point to where the data actually is. If you change permissions or "take ownership" or anything like that, it will have disastrous consequences.

    Regards....Mike Connor
    Well I did take ownership but didn't notice anything. I used an untouched folder and changed the folder I changed to be exactly like that one as far as permissions I think.
    We'll see how it goes....
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  10. Posts : 1,326
    Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
       #10

    Use System Restore to go back to a point before you changed ANY permissions.
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